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This web page refers to our older busTRACE 7.0 which is no longer shipping. Click here for details on our latest busTRACE version.

Perform a read/write/compare stress test
New to busTRACE 7.0 is our inclusion of busSTRESS 7.0. This application allows you to perform a read / write / compare stress test of your I/O subsystem.


Using our experience in the I/O industry, we have designed busSTRESS to test the I/O system in ways that can produce failures not often seen using traditional test tools. This can be an invaluable tool in helping you ensure that your I/O subsystem is reliable.

We allow you to adjust various stress test parameters including the number of stress test threads to run. When a failure occurs, or a data miscompare is detected, busSTRESS notifies you exactly which file system API failed and what the return code was. If a miscompare was detected, we show you what we wrote out and what was incorrectly read back.

One extremely valuable feature of busSTRESS is its complete integration with our busTRACE software bus analyzer. If you place a checkmark next to the "Capture with busTRACE" option, busTRACE can show you all of the captured busSTRESS file system APIs (e.g. CreateFile(), WriteFile(), ReadFile(), etc.) as well as any underlying Command Descriptor Blocks.

If a file system API were to fail, you would be able to see exactly which low-level CDB failed and what sense code was returned from the device. You can then save the busTRACE results to file and share with others.

Key Features
Perform a stress test of your I/O system and get a report back of any I/O failures or data miscompares.
Adjust a variety of test parameters such as the read/write file system settings, file sizes, number of background stress test threads, and more.
View exactly which file system API failed and what its return error code was.
Fully integrated with the busTRACE bus analyzer. Not only can you capture and analyze the busSTRESS file system APIs, but also any underlying Command Descriptor Blocks.
A built in file viewer allows you to view the hex/text contents of any file on your system.

Additional details available in the busTRACE 7.0 help file